Anna-Maria Maak
ABOUT
Anna-Maria Maak ﷯In keeping with the modernity of our time, Anna-Maria Maak is a versatile artist with a multifaceted cultural background. Although possessing impressive multilingual capabilities, “music is her mother tongue” as professional critics confirm again and again unanimously. And in that her native language, she is able to transmit very different musical expressions through the piano keys in a very natural and spontaneous way: "The expressive interpretation and virtuoso performance...intermingled so harmoniously", as the press testifies. However, one can understand these words in their exact dimension, when one has had the pleasure of enjoying this young pianist in concert. After her acclaimed success at the ‘MDR Festival of Lights’ in Leipzig, next season will see the release of her new CD-production 'Resplendences' - a conceptual project made in conjunction with the German-Venezuelan composer Sef Albertz. The original works and adaptations conceived for the album have been exclusively written and dedicated to the pianist: a first idea of the deep and exciting collaboration, unique to this artist couple. Her energetic and versatile spirit, her restlessness and artistic curiosity allow Anna-Maria Maak to have a multidimensional approach that inspires and allows her to discover new elements of musical interpretation and interaction with the public. The specialized critics certify "a careful interpretation up in the finest detail" (Diverdi Spain), not only of the great milestones of the pianistic repertoire but of exceptional new works and contemporary composers such as Luis de Pablo and Carlos Cruz de Castro from Spain or the Cuban Leo Brouwer. As an example of this, at the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig, she performed the German premiere of 'Concertante do Imaginário' for piano and orchestra by the Brazilian Marlos Nobre. The eminent composer, himself an honored guest of the event, declared euphorically after the concert: "it has been a source of great satisfaction, naturally under the high level of musicianship and professionalism demonstrated by the pianist Anna-Maria Maak...a champion of the music of the Americas and Spain". Her concert career has taken her to many different European cities, to major events such as the famous ‘Ruhr Piano Festival’ and to artistic partnerships with the MDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi. The multimedia concerts 'Piano of Light' and 'Infancia' among others, have been another deserved success in Anna-Maria Maak's career. In these events, music and piano come into constant connection with light, sound and video installations, resulting in "a clever dramaturgy...with a mature concept ... a new way of the piano recital" (LVZ). Her musical and pianistic talent has been captured in record productions like 'INFANCIA' (Childhood) with music from Spain and Latin-America or the Cd 'HOMMAGE', which includes works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann. But also an album like 'PLATERO UND ICH' not only shows her musical abilities but also Maak's histrionic skills as a narrator-actress. In recitals, the artist offers this proposal in four different languages: German, Spanish, Russian or English.
MEDIA VIDEOS & AUDIOS
RELEASES
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    PLATERO & ICH Album (2015) An Andalusian Elegie for Narrator, Guitar & Piano Anna-Maria Maak (Narration & Piano) Sef Albertz (Guitar) -------------------- Texts: Juan Ramón Jiménez Music: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco & Antonio Estévez
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    HOMMAGE Double Album (2013) Including World Premiere Recordings Music by Johann Sebastian Bach Robert Schumann Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Sef Albertz CD 1 Anna-Maria Maak (Piano) CD 2 Sef Albertz (Guitar) & Strings from MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    OTHER NUANCES DVD/Blu-Ray [ Available from summer 2016 ] documentary and multimedia recital Piano works by Sef Albertz superbly commented and performed by outstanding pianist Anna-Maria Maak Also including music by Bach, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Brahms, Mompou Villa-Lobos & Piazzolla "...an enchanting musical journey to the most precious corners of the human being: plural, full of OTHER NUANCES...!"
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    INFANCIA Double Album (2012) Pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays World Premiere Recordings of Piano works by Sef Albertz Also including Ibero-American Piano Music by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil) Antonio Estévez (Venezuela) Federico Mompou (Spain) Moisés Moleiro (Venezuela) Xavier Montsalvatge (Spain) Federico Ruíz (Venezuela) Amadeo Roldán (Cuba) Astor Piazzolla (Argentina)
CONTACT
Contact Info
Anna-Maria Maak c/o M&A GbR Telephone: +49 341 - 9 27 78 00 E-mail: info@annamariamaak.de Website designed by Sef Albertz © MAAK & ALBERTZ GbR Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Für den Inhalt dieser Seiten ist der Autor verantwortlich. Trotz sorgfältiger inhaltlicher Kontrolle übernehmen wir keine Haftung für die Inhalte externer Links. Die Informationen auf dieser Website sind sorgfältig geprüft und werden regelmäßig aktualisiert. Die Informationen und Link-Empfehlungen auf dieser Website erheben keinerlei Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit. Alle Angaben können jederzeit, ohne gesonderte Ankündigung, entfernt oder geändert werden. Downloads und Kopien dieser Seite sind nur für den privaten, nicht kommerziellen Gebrauch gestattet.
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